Hmm, now that you mention it, something always felt off whenever I exclude backgrounds and the environment from my art and only focus on the character. If I only color the character and just leave the background blank. Which is funny because Im the least experienced when it comes to doing the background, I draw characters much more often.
I dont wanna do background, yet it always feel incomplete if I dont do it. Your explanation explains it a lot, I should probably practice them more often
Oh yeah, I struggle with doing references and concept art a lot too, I guess Im more into dynamic art?
Your style is distinct in its own way. It may look similar in some aspect, but every style is unique and distinct from another. I like how lively your art is, your sketches are really nice to look at ^^ something that i really like about your thread
Did a little coloring test. With pencils. It was only the hair Im happy with, idk about the rest. (Outline looks thick, but the pen I used is actually for thin lines, the sketch was just that small, so yeah)